Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2

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bigking182 Sep 7, 2013 @ 5:11am
"fatal error"
whenever i try to satart playing the game a message comes up saying "couln't initialize render device"
can anyone help?
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ChimentiAKAtowlie Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:45pm 
i get the same error
ChimentiAKAtowlie Sep 17, 2013 @ 1:01pm 
how do i find that?
ChimentiAKAtowlie Sep 17, 2013 @ 1:06pm 
ok i see that its in internet explorer and how do i edit it?
ChimentiAKAtowlie Sep 17, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
i dont understand this at all.. lol
How do i change the <device>D3D9</device> to <device>D3D11</device>? i am having troubles too.
JCD2150 Sep 17, 2013 @ 11:52pm 
Open it in Notepad and not in the Internet Explorer to Edit the file....
Terrabad Sep 18, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
type this after you press Winbutton+R "%APPDATA%\Natural Selection 2"
Then right-click the system options and open with notepad, side scroll and there you will find the values you need to change.

Thx for the help Jaqarll!
Last edited by Terrabad; Sep 18, 2013 @ 1:53pm
I got it to work thanks guys even though this isn't my thread :D
M3NTL Sep 18, 2013 @ 4:55pm 
Thank you very much i wouldnt be able to play this game without you
IG-8088 Sep 20, 2013 @ 4:40pm 
i did this and it worked, till the new patch came out i had to change it back and it works again. lol crazy.
Hey guys,
I'm getting the whole "log.txt and minidump" error aswell. I went into notepad and changed the values, but nothing seems to work. I even un-installed and re-installed. nothing works.
here's my log:Date: 05/02/14
Time: 21:40:41:
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Build 265
Windows Vista 64-bit (build 6000)
Steam initialized
Num displays: 1
Direct3D 11 initialized [feature level 11.0] (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti )
Compiling 'renderer/Drawer.shader'
Error: SoundSystem::GetDeviceByGuid - failed to find device by GUID
Error: SoundSystem::Initialize - failed to set number of FMOD channels
Error: SoundSystem::GetDeviceByGuid - failed to find device by GUID
Sound Device: disabled stereo
Record Device: disabled
Compiling 'renderer/DeferredShading.shader'
Compiling 'renderer/LightVolume.shader'
Compiling 'renderer/LightVolume.shader'
Loading config://ConsoleBindings.json
Compiling 'shaders/GUIBasic.surface_shader'
Queuing download of 'Color symbols'
Queuing download of 'Blood Onos'
Queuing download of 'Blood Doomed Infestation'
Queuing download of 'Dread Guard Aliens'
Queuing download of 'Blood Gorge'
Queuing download of 'Dread Guard Kharaa'
Queuing download of 'Glowing Gorge Spit'
Queuing download of 'NS2 Eclipse Beta'
Queuing download of 'Organic Alien Overhaul'
Queuing download of 'NS1 Fade'
Queuing download of 'Skulk V1.0-Tron'
Loading config://FavoriteServers.json
Loading config://HistoryServers.json
Compiling 'shaders/Model.surface_shader'
Compiling 'shaders/Model_emissive.surface_shader'
Compiling 'shaders/Model_alpha.surface_shader'
Compiling 'cinematics/vfx_materials/window_rain.surface_shader'
Yeah I downloaded a bunch of skins :P
I can't play my fav game anymore, and I need help! Thanks for anything!
Peanut Butter Man Sep 12, 2014 @ 9:20am 
THANK YOU!
Smokey Sep 12, 2014 @ 9:40am 
Originally posted by ChimentiAKAtowlie:
i dont understand this at all.. lol

start with copy this %appdata%/Natural Selection 2/ now go into start menu and in search bar you paste this
then right click on system_options.xml and open with notepad++
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Date Posted: Sep 7, 2013 @ 5:11am
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